Obit: Andrews, Roderick McKenzie (1866 - 1944)

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Surnames: Andrews, Hoppe, Ellingson, Ouimette, Loos, Goeltz, Whitney, Zillmann, Aderhold, Holtzhausen, Markus, Vorland, Mueller, Schaar, Burch, Schanks, Hoehne, Wesle, Hamm

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/10/1944

Andrews, Roderick McKenzie (16 Mar. 1866 - 8 Feb. 1944)

Roderick McKenzie Andrews, president of the Colby State Bank, died form a heart attack Tuesday morning, February 8th. He was found dead in bed Tuesday morning by his wife who had gone to call him. Definite funeral arrangements have not been made but if two daughters arrive from southern states by this Thursday evening, services will be held Saturday afternoon. Otherwise services will be postponed.

Mr. Andrews was born in Ontario, Canada, on March 16, 1866, thus reaching the age of 77 years, 10 months and 22 days. He came to the United States with his parents when one year of age and to Clark county when three years of age. Before coming to Colby in 1900, Mr. Andrews was employed at the First National Bank in Medford for two years and prior to that time was a log driver and woodsman at Greenwood. He was the first cashier of the Colby State Bank, taking that position when the bank was organized in 1900. He was president of the bank for about the past 20 years. He was married to Bertha Hoppe at Medford on August 27, 1908.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters - Mrs. E. J. Ellingson of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Floyd Ouimette of Mobile, Ala., and four grand children.

Mr. Andrews was a member of the Masonic lodge of Colby, Wis., and was prominent in civic affairs. He was just and upright in all his dealings, a kind husband and father, an honorable and useful citizen, a man who always endeavored to perform every duty to God, his country, his family, his neighbor and customers at his bank.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/17/1944

Funeral services for Roderick McKenzie Andrews were held at the Methodist church in Colby last Saturday afternoon and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Rev. M. B. Ferguson officiated at the church services and S. L. Loos officiated at the Masonic services and at the grave. Pall bearers were Frank Goeltz, C. R. Whitney, Ed Zillmann, Henry Aderhold, Carl Holtzhausen and R. H. Markus. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. G. T. Vorland and Mrs. Walter Mueller.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Lieut. Col. and Mrs. S. J. Ellingson of Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Floyd Ouimette of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Leon Schaar of Mount Morris, Ill., Mrs. Belle Burch, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schanks and Mrs. George Hoehne, all of Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wesle and daughters, Joan and Audrey, Miss Lydia Hamm and Mr. George Hamm, all of Medford.



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